Volunteers Needed!

Join Upstate Forever and TreesUpstate for a socially distanced morning removing invasive plant species and taking care of trees at Greenville's Conestee Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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A celebration of Grant Meadow - April 30th, 2021

We were joined today by the Grant family, South Carolina Conservation Bank, and others to celebrate the recently expanded protection of Grant Meadow in Pickens County. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: April 19-23 - April 26th, 2021

With just nine working days remaining in the 2021 Legislative Session, it's officially crunch time at the SC Statehouse. In this week's Legislative Update, Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins offers the latest updates on Santee Cooper, the DHEC breakup bill, and other conservation news from Columbia. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: April 2021 - April 22nd, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate Earth Day, share why Upstate residents like you support our work, and more. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: April 12-16 - April 19th, 2021

With just four weeks remaining in the 2021 Legislative Session, Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins offers a deep dive on a unique tool SC Senators can use to stall a bill, as well as the latest updates on the proposed breakup of DHEC, Santee Cooper reform, several new bills filed and others we are tracking. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Your Questions About the City of Spartanburg’s Comprehensive Plan Answered - April 15th, 2021

We spoke with Spartanburg City Manager Chris Story about "Plan Spartanburg," the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan update process currently in progress, about what the planning team has learned so far and what's next in the process. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: April 5-9 - April 12th, 2021

There are five weeks left in this year's Legislative Session, though there may be some extended work after "sine die" on the budget as South Carolina's economy continues to exceed expectations and revenues grow. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2021: March 29-April 2 - April 5th, 2021

With only 6 weeks remaining in this year's Legislative Session — and a handful of days until the April 10 crossover date — Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins shares the latest news on several bills we are tracking, as well as a deep dive into the bill to break up the Department of Health and Environmental Services. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Celebrate Earth Month with our Virtual Community Cleanup Challenge! - March 31st, 2021

Just grab a bag and gloves and collect garbage in your local park, on the trail, or wherever you’re getting outside this month. Snap and share a photo and you’ll be entered to win some great prizes. read more

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